what’s included in
A Trip Off The Old Block to Switzerland! ($2249, $199 Deposit)

11 Days / 10 Nights
Jul 09 - Jul 19, 2020

Accommodations Based on Double Occupancy

Tours and Transportation

Welcome & Farewell Celebration

Select Meals (Breakfasts, Welcome & Farewell Dinner)

Relaxation Time

Daily Breakfast

Airport Transfers

Farewall Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Accommodations Based on Single Occupancy

About this trip

$2349 Double Occupancy, $199 Deposit!

Swiss Alps, Swiss Cheese, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Swiss Watches, Swiss Knives, Swiss Banks! You name it, the Swiss have something to do with it! It is time for us to take a Trip Off The Old Block to Switzerland!  We will enjoy the second week of the Montreux Jazz Festival, visit castles, go on a riviera cruise, hop on the Chocolate and Cheese Train, travel to Geneva and tour the U.N., and then travel to Lausanne, walk along the lake, visit the Olympic Museum and attend the Lausanne Afro-Fusion Festival, a music and live art experience, with a Pan African Summit co-organized by yours truly! This trip includes the Artist in Residency Program, which means you will be traveling with artists whom you will also be able to witness performing during the Jazz and/or Afro-Fusion Festivals! It's a special opportunity to be serenaded every day and witness the performance process and support great artists! Our first featured artist is "Jacquea Mae from the USA!"


“Single Occupancy” is for five nights in the standard room, lake view and balcony in the luxury hotel in Montreux and first choice of single rooms in the hostels, based on availability. You do not need to “Add on” the single supplement.

“Double Occupancy” is for the hotel in Montreux (and is also Single Occupancy for the standard room, lake view and balcony). Two adults must pay the listed price in order to be confirmed.

“Multiple Occupancy” is hostel accommodations per person/bed.


Deluxe Room in Luxury Hotel, five nights in Montreux, modern furnishings. Choose double OR triple occupancy but ONLY if your roommate(s) have also paid for the trip. Confirmation is based on double or triple occupancy PAID.

Junior Suite, five nights in Luxury Hotel in Montreux. Largest Suite, has two bathrooms, sofa bed, 3 adult maximum. Choose double OR triple occupancy but ONLY if your roommate(s) have also paid for the trip. Confirmation is based on double or triple occupancy PAID.

(the Family suite and the Junior Suite are the same size. Families are allowed two children and receive WiFi games and a ground floor suite as requested).

The hostel is 1/2 block away from the luxury hotel in Montreux. There are enough single and double rooms in Lausanne, where the hostel was a hotel. Whether it’s a hostel or a hotel, all of the accommodations are clean, in gorgeous locations and stellar. 

Because, Switzerland!

All Hotel payments must be made by February 29, 2020! But it’s first come-first served in terms of requests and payments paid in full! The sooner the better!

*** Please note: You MUST be physically healthy enough to stand and walk during tours, outings and excursions. This trip would not be comfortable and we are not equipped to handle persons with physical challenges that would hamper breathing, climbing steps, standing, kneeling, walking for 10 minutes straight or more, etc. It would not be fair to you, the host or the rest of the group. Ghana is still a developing country and would not be able to properly accommodate you. We regret the lack of capacity at this time. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED for all participants!

You will receive a Personal Group and Private Concierge to assist you with items NOT INCLUDED, such as flight deals, the visa process, your immunizations and any other issue that may arise.
Thursday, July 09, 2020

Day One

Day One

  • Arrival
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Late Night Jazz Fest
Friday, July 10, 2020

Day Two

Day Two

  • Breakfast
  • Jazz Fest
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Day Three

Day Three

  • Chillon Castle
  • Riviera Cruise
  • Jazz Fest
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Day Four

Day Four

  • House of Jazz
  • Jazz Fest
  • Free Time
Monday, July 13, 2020

Day Five

Lake Geneva Day!

  • Walk, Swim, Bike Lake Geneva
  • Relax Day
  • Free Time
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Day Six

All Aboard the Chocolate and Cheese Train!

  • Gruyere Cheese Factory
  • Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Day Seven

United Nations Day!

  • United Nations Tour
  • Group Lunch
  • Red Cross Museum
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Day Eight

Travel to Lausanne!

  • Check in to Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Free Time
  • Group Dinner
Friday, July 17, 2020

Day Nine

Time to Fete!!!

  • Afro-Fusion Festival Begins
  • Pan-African Summit Begins
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Day 10

LAFF Like a King!

  • Afro-Fusion Festival
  • Pan African Summit
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Day 11

Olympic Sized Partying!

  • Visit the Olympic Museum
  • Pan-African Summit
  • Afro-Fusion Festival
  • Free Time!
Monday, July 20, 2020

Day 12

So Long, Farewell Switzerland!

  • Farewell Breakfast
  • Depart to Geneva
  • See You Next Trip!